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From the Ring to the Beltway: Linda McMahon Preps for Federal Role Under Trump

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Connecticut’s own Linda McMahon goes to Washington next year, hoping to be confirmed as head of the Small Business Administration. She was tapped recently by President-elect Donald Trump, a longtime friend who she supported during the campaign.

But what will the former wrestling magnate bring to her new role as cheerleader for small businesses?

If you’ve followed any of Linda McMahon’s career, you’ll be familiar with the longtime, occasionally violent family soap opera she played out in the wrestling rings of the WWE.

Or maybe you paid attention as the World Wrestling Entertainment founder and executive remade her image to run for U.S. Senate – twice, in two of the most expensive.

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